Newspaper Articles Archive

Would-be suicide bomber sheds light on suspected Pakistani militant web: SHIKARPUR, Pakistan – The confession of a Pakistani teenager who was captured moments before carrying out a suicide attack has given police a rare glimpse into a militant network they say is behind the recent surge in sectarian violence.
Parachinar suicides:   PARACHINAR’S experience with terrorism is endemic and compounded by divisive sectarianism. This year, 121 people have been killed and hundreds injured as a result of militancy. Recent media reports have drawn attention to the plight of its population
Living to modernize Afghanistan, and meeting a grim end: KABUL, Afghanistan — From a dusty village in central Afghanistan, where life depends on the almond harvest, Najiba Hussaini made it far. Graduating at the top of her high school class, she won a scholarship to earn a degree
Situationer: No solace for Hazara families in mourning:   QUETTA: There was always that cloud of fear whenever Murtaza Ali’s parents put him on a bus to Karachi or had to wait for him to arrive home in Quetta for the Eid holidays. For the 24-year-old Hazara
Deobandi Quran teacher, jailed for 13 years after carrying out sex attacks on four girls: A ‘dark and deviant’ Koran teacher has been jailed for 13 years after carrying out sex attacks on four girls during lessons in a mosque. Mohammed Haji Saddique, 81, would call the pupils to sit next to him and
Pakistan: Stop Shia genocide in Khurram Agency: The scenic Parachinar valley, capital of the federally administered Khurram Agency, has been under the grip of sectarian violence for many years, resulting in thousands of deaths. However, the Parachinar twin blasts on June 23 were the deadliest, unnerving
Israel gives secret aid to Syrian Rebels:     Israel has been regularly supplying Syrian rebels near its border with cash as well as food, fuel and medical supplies for years, a secret engagement in the enemy country’s civil war aimed at carving out a buffer
Rent a Liberal – Rauf Klasra: Source: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2017-06-21&edition=LHR&id=3192599_68485779
حکومت کو سندھ میں کالعدم شدت پسند تنظیم اہل سنت والجماعت کی سرگرمیوں پر تشویش: حکومت پاکستان نے سندھ میں کالعدم شدت پسند تنظیم اہل سنت والجماعت کی سرگرمیوں پر تشویش کا اظہار کیا ہے۔ نیشنل کاؤنٹر ٹیررازم اتھارٹی نے سندھ کے محکمہ داخلہ کو تحریری طور پر اپنی اس تشویش سے آگاہ کیا
‘Pakistani are our Slaves’ says Saudi Defense Minister:     Editor’s Note: This statement perfectly captures the prevailing sentiments of the Saudi despot monarchs regarding Pakistanis. We have allowed our corrupt rulers like the Nawaz Sharif family to sellout to these Saudi despots and they continue to
The US hand in the Libyan/Syrian tragedies:   Exclusive: The Obama administration’s “regime change” debacles in Libya and Syria are spreading terrorist violence into Europe, but they have inflicted vastly more bloodshed in those two tragic nations, writes Jonathan Marshall. Police investigations and media reports have
Pakistani academic Akbar Zaidi says CPEC corridor will colonise Pakistan: Columbia and Karachi university political economist S Akbar Zaidi has contended that Pakistan will become a colony of China once the CPEC corridor is implemented. In a lecture entitled “Has China taken over Pakistan” at the think tank Calcutta
Why remain a petro-puppet?:   NOW that Qatar is being choked of food and water by a Saudi-led coalition of five Arab countries, Pakistan must once again ask itself why it belongs to the wider Saudi-led so-called Islamic Military Alliance of 41 Sunni-majority
On Qatar, Pakistan walks a diplomatic tightrope: Islamabad, Pakistan – Pakistan’s parliament has expressed its “deep concern” over the blockade and severing of ties with Qatar by several Arab states, calling for the government to help mediate in the crisis between the Gulf state and its
Ibn Taymiyyah : The founder of ISIS: Ibn Taymiyyah is one of the most quoted personalities of ISIS, Al Qaeda and Boko Haram. In this article we will learn about him, his ideas and why so many Muslims of the salafi sect go on to join
This is what Theresa May refused to tell you in her schoolyard sermon on terror:   Was that really the best Theresa May could do? It was the same old tosh about “values” and “democracy” and “evil ideology”, without the slightest reference to the nation to whom she fawns – Saudi Arabia, whose Wahhabist “ideology” has seeped into the bloodstream of
A wicked congregation:   This past week, leaders of almost 50 ‘Islamic’ nations met, under the leadership of Donald Trump and the frail King Salman, as part of the first “Arab Islamic American Summit”, and added their collective voice to an absolutely
We know what inspired the Manchester attack, We Just won’t admit It:   In the wake of the massacre in Manchester, people rightly warn against blaming the entire Muslim community in Britain and the world. Certainly one of the aims of those who carry out such atrocities is to provoke the
Trump, Salman and Netanyahu: The match made in Hell: As United States President Donald Trump struts his limited stuff across the international stage, his ‘accomplishments’ during this tour will benefit no one but the wealthy elites at home and abroad. Let us look first at his time in Saudi
وہ سب ایران سے خوف زدہ کیوں ہیں؟ – ایاز امیر: حجاز کی مقدس سرزمین سے تعلق رکھنے والے ہمارے دوستوں، اور خلیج سے ہمارے کچھ دیگر احباب کے لیے داعش ایک مسئلہ تو ہے، لیکن حقیقی دشمن نہیں۔ ان کے نزدیک حقیقی دشمن، اور جس کے نام سے اُنہیں
Pakistani sympathisers split over Saudi-Iran spat:   The Pakistan Awami Tehrik has taken exception to the statement against brother Islamic country Iran at the International Islamic conference in Saudi Arabia. The Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan on Monday also issued an overwhelming statement in favour of Iran, condemning
What is Wahhabism? The reactionary branch of Islam from Saudi Arabia said to be ‘the main source of global terrorism’:   In July 2013, Wahhabism was identified by the European Parliament in Strasbourg as the main source of global terrorism. Wahhabism has become increasingly influential, partly because of Saudi money and partly because of Saudi Arabia’s central influence as
Why framing Shia genocide as a sectarian conflict only trivialises the problem:   One of the most important factors which determine the way an issue is understood, debated and addressed is the way it is framed in the media. Framing becomes extremely important as it affects the discourse, narrative, and ultimately
Junaid Hafeez: condemned forever?:   In his early 60s now, Mr Hafeez is a soft-spoken and kind man but he smiles rarely or not at all. Although sleep-deprived and fatigued, his eyes glimmer with memories of times that were, and hope for the
Gama Pehalvan: The man who singlehandedly shielded the Hindus of his mohala from a religiously charged mob in 1947:   A few years ago an international tournament of Desi Kushti was held in Kohlapur district in India’s Maharashtra state. Some wrestlers from Lahore were taking part and a rumor spread that in one of the bouts the great
Followers of murdered Pakistani activist say they will not be silenced: The followers of a Pakistani rights activist murdered for his daring campaigns against extremists say they are determined to continue risking open confrontation with some of the country’s most feared Islamist and sectarian groups. Khurram Zaki was shot dead
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh believes that Hillary Clinton approved the sending of sarin gas to Syria:   Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh believes that Hillary Clinton approved the sending of sarin gas to Syria. At a time when Clinton is trying to secure the 2016 democratic presidential nomination, Hersh is coming forward with allegations that
Al Jazeera, CNN & BBC cover up Genocidal crimes of US – Backed Syrian Rebels:   DAMASCUS– (Analysis) This week, Syria saw one of its most deadly attacks against civilians fleeing al-Qaeda-held areas in Al-Fu’ah and Kafrayah through a government-rebel civilian swap. Rebels targeted and killed 126 people, including dozens of women and children,
It’s time to acknowledge Shi’ite Genocide:   Two days ago, buses carrying residents from the Syrian towns of Foua and Kfraya were attacked by a suicide bomber. They were part of an exchange that allowed Foua and Kfyara residents to flee their rebel-held towns and
Pakistan approves military hero to head tricky Saudi-Led alliance:     ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The appointment of a popular Pakistani general to head a Saudi-led alliance of Muslim countries has set off a furor in Pakistan, amid fears that the move could exacerbate sectarian tensions at home. Pakistan’s
Saudi woman’s plea for help exposes risks faced by runaways:   A young Saudi woman’s plea for help after she was stopped at an airport in the Philippines en route to Australia where she planned to seek asylum has triggered a firestorm on social media and drawn attention to
By asking for ‘Sunni soldiers’ Saudi Arabia is trying to divide Pakistan Army:   If I were to tell you that Saudi Arabia wants the Pakistan Army, but only the Sunni soldiers and officers, what would your reaction be? If I were to tell you that the training contingent that is in
Dr Riaz Ahmed’s detention- daily Dawn’s Editorial:   It is a strange irony in Pakistan that those who protest peacefully are silenced by the deep state, while the merchants of hate and death are largely free to stomp across this land with impunity. Take the case
قلندر کا دالان بہت خطرناک – وسعت اللہ خان: ایسا ہی ہے لعل و لال قلندر لال جہاں قبر پر پڑی لال چادر خون کے لال اڑتے چھینٹے یوں جذب کر لے جیسے جزو کل میں شامل ہو جائے، اور پھر اگلی فجر سے دما دم مست قلندر
Raja Gidh: Bano Qudsi’a attack on reason:     Two decades ago when I arrived Punjab University, two titles were a must read. Students with a progressive bent of mind read and discussed Raja Anwar’s ‘Jhotay Roop Kay Darshan’ (Glimpses of Fake Beauty), a collection of
Tulsi Gabbard, True Maverick:       It’s nice to be reminded on occasion that not all of our so-called representatives in Congress have gone over to the dark side. While the majority of our federal lawmakers exist to blindly serve the military-industrial
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard returns from Syria with renewed calls: End regime change war in Syria now: Washington, DC—Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) returned to Washington, DC after a week-long visit to Damascus, Aleppo, and Beirut to see and hear firsthand the impact of the war in Syria directly from the Syrian people. She heard stories of
The Isis campaign against Iraq’s Shia Muslims is not politics. It’s genocide:   The carnage in Iraq continues. Yet another terrorist attack took place today in Baghdad, the latest in a series of such atrocities that have hit the capital and other parts of the country over the past week. Isis
On the Sad first anniversary of Sheikh Nimr:   Coming this January 2sd, 2017 a people will remember the martyrdom of one of Shia Islam’s most defining figures: Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr by the brutal regime of al-Saud. Together a cleric, a teacher, and a pro-democracy activist, Sheikh
Maria Saadeh, Syrian Christian former member of parliament, speaks at IDC Side Event:     “Syrian Women in politics faced with war and double standards.” By Maria Saadeh, Member of the Syrian Parliament IDC Side Event, UN Geneva, 16 June 2016 I would like to talk about my experience as a Syrian woman facing